Our one-and-only Joseph spots British royalty right on Hollywood Boulevard!
All of my friends have been raving about the PBS show Downton Abbey – heard of it? I decided to check it out and see what the big deal was. Well, I watched the first two seasons in ONE weekend and I am now an official fan of the series! Very addicting!!
After finishing the last episode, I wanted to chat with the gang about the plot and all the interesting characters. So sticking with the UK theme, I organized a meal at the famous British pub on Hollywood Boulevard called Pig ‘N Whistle. It’s right down the street from The Hollywood Wax Museum. The place makes the best UK dishes in the area like bangers and mash, fish ‘n chips and shepherd’s pie…YUM! On the way over, my friends started texting me that a huge crowd was blocking the pub’s entrance. Guess it could’ve been anything – this is LA after all – and nothing surprises me now!
Once I arrived, I caught a glimpse of a podium and a bunch of photographers. Low and behold, British superstar Helen Mirren was getting ready to make a speech. Great timing! I soon discovered that she was being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (star number 2,488 to be exact). The Oscar winning actress mentioned she’d always wanted to lie next to Colin Firth (he played King George VI in The King’s Speech) and now she gets to be with him forever because their stars are side by side. Helen also hopes nobody will spit on her new star – we all burst out laughing when she said that!
The actress received another type of star as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles in 2003. Basically, she’s a female knight!! She’s starred in tons of movies, such as The Queen, The Debt and most recently Hitchcock as Alma Reville, Alfred Hitchcock’s wife. Dame Helen Mirren is a London native and has played a queen SIX times!!
My friends and I put our appetites on hold for a bit to watch the ceremony and snap some photos. Seemed like eating at Pig ‘N Whistle was impossible, so we booked it to another great spot called The Blue Boar Pub on Cahuenga Blvd. Fish and chips never tasted so good!
Sounds like quite a royal feast Joseph! Follow more celebrity encounters on Twitter!